As we arrived in Passo Tonale and looked up at the Glacier resort, the bus trip was forgotten and we knew that it was going to be a good week. We were not disappointed…
The advanced ski group got off to a flying start, hitting the red runs of the resort. By the end of the week they were cruising the blacks! The intermediate group progressed well and perfected their techniques carving up the mountain with th
eir parallel turns! Our beginner groups advanced so quickly and worked hard on their technique and quickly gained confidence on runs that were completely out of their league at the beginning of the week. All of the pupils were determined to do their best and make the most of this great opportunity. When they fell down, they got back up; when they had blisters, they put a plaster on. The perseverance and support of each other was inspiring.
There was even more fun to be had off the slopes. The pupils and staff joined in with the evening entertainment and showed that this trip is not only about skiing, but about making friends and laughing until your sides hurt! A trip to the local bowling alley proved a particular favourite with the pupils. It was an absolute pleasure to see every single pupil enjoying it and getting involved.
Ivahoe’s pupils showed exemplary behaviour throughout the trip. As we stepped back onto Ivanhoe tarmac, I was proud to call myself a teacher at Ivanhoe and I am grateful of the experiences that I have shared with those pupils who attended. They showed courage, support, resilience and all round good nature. A huge well done from myself and the rest of the staff team.
There I was in Italy, sun shining, zooming down a mountain. I couldn't believe it!
Personally, this trip was one of the best holidays I have ever had. It was exhilarating, amazing and hilarious; not many things could have improved it. One thing that I think everyone enjoyed was, there never was a dull moment. It was always busy and kept you on your toes. The skiing lessons themselves were absolutely fantastic. The group instructors were funny, but helpful and the slopes that we had access to were a blast.
The fun didn't end after the skiing though; the evening entertainment was just as fun. One event that I loved was bowling due to the fact that you were with friends and it was a major laugh.
All of the teachers were a big help too, they were phenomenal. If there was ever a problem, which was very rare, they'd help and they were incredibly funny too. I'm very sure that this will be a treasured memory for everybody who went on the trip as it was simply a magical experience.
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